Social Injustice's Princess Diana As A Social Activist

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“Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life - a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.” Princess Diana (Brainy Quotes)

Activism is brought upon one's desire to improve or create change in society, usually done by promoting a social injustice. Many people throughout history have successfully impacted the general public's views and opinions on various issues, thus creating a better environment for future generations. An activist advocates for a subject matter they feel strongly about or connected to, with the intent of changing the widespread opinion or bringing awareness to the issue. Diana
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On July 1, 1961, Diana was welcomed into the world by parents Edward John Spencer, Viscount Althorp, and Frances Ruth Burke Roche, Viscountess Althorp. Her parents divorced when she was young and her father won custody of her and her siblings, this event caused great sadness in the family. Diana was not known to be an academic student, however she much enjoyed different art forms, thus becoming apparent in her work with English National Ballet. After moving to London, she began working with children, evidently her dislike of schooling was overruled by her love of children because she eventually became a kindergarten teacher. As a child, Diana recognized the problems society was facing and knew she ultimately would one day help create change. Her family was well acquainted by the royal family and in 1977, she was sought after to become Prince Charles future spouse. The couple received much attention from the media, for the public was intrigued by the seemingly odd pairing. Lady Diana Spencer became Diana, Princess of Wales on July 29, 1981 after her marriage was finalized to Prince Charles. The fairytale of a wedding and happily ever after did not last long after the couple's divorce was announced in 1992. While visiting Paris on August 30, 1997, Diana and her new boyfriend were involved in a car crash after their failed attempt to escape the paparazzi. …show more content…
Due to the admiration and respect people had for Diana, she is remembered to be the “People’s Princess,” she touched others in a way no other royal family member had done before. To this day, she remains one of the general public’s favorite and most influential member. Immediately after her death, her family took on the responsibility of carrying on Diana’s legacy and charitable work. Her eldest sister established the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, which grants organizations and charities she was involved in or advocated for in Diana’s honour. Over the years, the memorial fund has raised $285,299,890, which has been divided between four hundred and seventy one organizations in every continent of the world. (dianaprincessofwalesmemorialfund.org) The Diana Award has also been created since her passing, which “is awarded to courageous, caring, compassionate young people, transforming the lives of others in the name of Diana, Princess of Wales.” (diana-award.org) The award is to motivate and encourage young people to engage in social action projects, and to make a difference in the world. Another way Diana’s legacy lives on, is through her two sons, Harry and William. The morals and values, she had instilled in her children

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